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Tories Retain Control of East Riding of Yorkshire

Tories Retain Control of East Riding of Yorkshire

Published by Jon Burke at 7:21am 3rd May 2019. (Updated at 10:50am 3rd May 2019)

The Conservatives have retained control of East Riding of Yorkshire council.

Counting has taken place overnight after yesterday's local elections.

The Tories have taken 49 seats, 3 more than in 2015, their share of the overall vote at 44.3% is 1.7% down on 2015.

Labour have been wiped out losing all 6 of their seats despite taking 19.3% of the overall vote.

The Liberal Democrats now have 8 seats, up from 6. They took 15.7% of the overall vote. 

Independent candidates now account for 8 seats up from 5 in the last election. The account for 13.2% of the overall vote.

The Yorkshire Party have taken 2 seats, The Green Party and UKIP lost their seats.

Just 32% of those eligible turned out to vote across the county. Half the number of people who voted in the last local elections in 2015.

East Riding Seats 2019
East Riding Share 2019

 

This is how voting went in the three Bridlington Wards:

Bridlington Central and Old Town Ward

25% turnout

Elected:

Liam Dealtry - Independent

Richard Burton - Conservative

Brid Central



Bridlington South Ward

24% turnout

Elected:

Andy Walker - Yorkshire Party

John Copsey - Conservative

Tim Norman - Yorkshire Party

Brid South



Bridlington North Ward

29% turnout

 

Elected:

Chad Chadwick - Conservative

Chris Matthews - Conservative

Richard Harrap - Conservative

 

Brid North

 

The results for parish and town councils in the East Riding will be published later.

The counting of votes for elections for Scarborough borough and parish council elections starts at 10am, with results expected this afternoon.

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